June 1, 2014 8:13 pm -

Paul Roof, an associate professor at Charleston Southern University, was competing in a beard contest in New Orleans when his photo was taken.  The Holy City Brewing company used the photo on one if its beers. The college where he taught says this is “not representatie of a Christian environment.”

Roof claims he was not aware his likeness would be used until the beers were already in production. He told Charleston’s News 2:

“My image and likeness, which I do not own, that I’ve never received compensation for and it was a surprise for me that it was put on a beer can by Holy City Brewing.”

The professor wouldn’t discuss the terms of his firing with the local news outlet because he’s currently seeking legal counsel. For now, he says, he’s just looking for a little old-fashioned Christian compassion:

“I was told that it was not representative of a Christian environment. And for me a Christian environment entails two things: looking out for other people and forgiveness of others who’ve transgressed you.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to College Prof Fired When Beard Appears On Beer Can

  1. Dwendt44 June 1st, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Jesus and his followers preferred wine, not beer.

  2. DoobiusGamer June 1st, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Didn’t Jesus say, “Judge each other before you know all the facts?”

    • fahvel June 2nd, 2014 at 4:18 am

      jesus said nothing like that – he said, “hey you guys with the beards, let’s go have a beer”.

  3. causeican June 2nd, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Jesus Saves! then he buys a beer or maybe a wine cooler.

  4. walter brasch June 2nd, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    dang–i guess all those Biblical people, and many of our 19th cent. presidents, were immoral and evil. Clean-shaven is God’s will, obviously. So, let’s all have a prfayer session and tell God that he and Jesus better get a Gilette.